Session Notes

Women’s Leadership Forum

                                                                                                                 

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

Room 4

Room 5

Room 6

Room 7

Session 1

1:00 - 2:00

Entrepreneur

101

FC: Wanda

NT: Suzie

Notes

Discover Your Passion

FC: Ericka

NT: Toshah

Notes

Imposter Syndrome

FC: Trisha

NT: Jill

Notes

Work-Life Balance

FC: Amena

NT: Jakiraman

Notes

Inclusive Workplace Culture

FC: Michelle

NT: Delhi

Notes

Social Media Influencer

   

FC: Heather

NT: Dionne

Notes

Women’s Health

FC: Bettina

NT: Ophaney

Notes

Session 2

2:15 - 3:15

Discover Your Passion

FC: Wanda

NT: Suzie

Notes

Networking

FC: Ericka

NT: Toshah

Notes

Effective Communication

FC: Trisha

NT: Jill

Notes

Administration & Leadership

FC: Amena

NT: Jakiraman

Notes

Mindful Self Care

FC: Michelle

NT: Delhi

Notes

Work-Life Balance

FC: Heather

NT: Dionne

Notes

Fundraising & Financial Management

FC: Bettina

NT: Ophaney

Notes

Session board and notes link: https://tinyurl.com/mpt-wlf 

Room 1 | Session 1

Title: Entrepreneurs 101

Facilitator: Dr. Wanda Campbell

Talking Points/Ideas:

  • Growing a business: find interns (find schools, places where students are studying a related subject, but then you can teach them the customer service info, etc.), volunteers, creative ways to expand/grow with the little money you have
  • Pitfalls that new entrepreneurs will run into: getting the money to grow, knowing your market and how you will get your people, you don’t have to start a business full-time at first (don’t jump in too far, but do jump!)

You’re not going to be making tons of money in the beginning--don’t give up, put your passions into it

  • It’s all about customer service!
  • Make sure you never stop learning: look for opportunities, programs, especially Baltimore City-inexpensive, very valuable training opportunities
  • Don’t be afraid of social media, think about when you’re posting, challenge yourself to utilize these sources appropriately, link your business to your social account and boost your business, get more people to see your stuff

(Is it worth it to pay to “boost” your posts?  Know your market?  Are they on social media?)

Use a lot of hashtags, post a ton about your subject area

Join groups on facebook, interact with people so they make a connection with you

People want to be educated, they don’t want to be sold

  • LinkedIn platform: networking groups, if you are marketing to kids, join networking groups with parents to promote your information, regardless of where you are “people want to be educated, they don’t want to be sold”
  • Find out who your avatar is: if they are young, where are they? Go where they are.
  • Opportunity: There is a real need for childcare, especially with the elementary and middle school age group, along with transporting them to and from events
  • Partnerships, work together, find like-minded people to encourage, uplift, offer free advice and support

        

Lingering Questions:

  • None

Resources:

  • Better Business Bureau: workshops, trainings, information, support, email list etc. Joann Francavilla Director, Strategic Partnerships

jfrancavilla@greatermd.bbb.org

  • Paints by Chey Cheyenne Sookoo   sookoo.cheyenne@gmail.com

Logo Design, Graphic Design, Advice, information about starting a business, growing your business, Social Media Manager

  • Join local organizations, chamber of commerce, places with guaranteed networking time with people who can help grow your business
  • LinkedIn: use it, network with it
  • Women United: social network in Baltimore area, promote your business on it
  • Kelly Leonard: Training, Coaching, Business Development, LinkedIn training kelly.leonard@taylor-leonard.com  kellytleonard.com

 

Room 1 | Session 2

Title: Discover Your Passion

Facilitator: Dr. Wanda Campbell

Talking Points/Ideas:

  • How do I find my passion: pay attention to what excites you, what are the things that make you happy, where do you lose track of time, what do you feel strongly about; Ask the people you know, trust and love what they perceive you are good at (it might be something people will pay for); Write down things that have impacted you, touched you
  • Monetizing your passions: dreamboard/vision board, stretch “passion wings” outside of normal workplace duties/job, but be cautious to make sure what they identify is something you really enjoy (ex. A nurse who originally had a passion for nursing and was amazing at it, but then experienced burnout)
  • Sometimes you have to be patient and know that your life is busy at certain stages and you might have to wait before pursuing your passion more frequently
  • Look at what books you have, what topics are most prevalent...maybe that’s your passion
  • Know when you might be experiencing burnout, if you’re passionate about it, you will find solutions and ways to handle situations and not feel so burnt out
  • “We do what we have to do, so that we can do what we want to do”
  • Give yourself permission to try things and not like them and not fully commit until you know it's what you really want to do
  • Suffering from FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) - spending too much time doing a bunch of things you might not be passionate about because the event/project might be something you don’t want to miss out on [MAYBE: part of the activity is your passion, but not all parts of it, think about the part that drew you in, what you liked and didn’t like about it and it might lead you closer to your passions]
  • Listen to the energy in your voice, what is exciting you, what is interesting you
  • Try to silence the naysayers and people who are telling you not to pursue what you liked and are interested in
  • Make time for what is important to you
  • What drives you?  It takes time to get some clarity on what drives you.
  • Get out of college depression right after graduating: what do you do now?  Since you’re no longer a student, who are you now?
  • Read!  Read all different types of things, see what interests you, what clicks and explore it further
  • Vision Board!  Whatever you are interested in, what you enjoy, what you want, etc. Commit to doing one and then looking at it daily and you will open your eyes to the opportunity around you. This helps you focus in on a few things...if you find there are things that you’re not as excited about, no problem, do a new vision board.
  • When your job stops making you happy, you need to find a balance or look inside your heart and find what does make you happy and follow those opportunities (even if you can’t quit your day job at first)...sometimes you have more opportunities than you realize within your job to grow, take on responsibilities that you love to do and move on from those that no longer inspire or interest you.

Lingering Questions:

  • None

Resources:

  • ASK: Does your current employer offer opportunities for volunteering or pursuing your passion?
  • Book: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • onetonline.org (federal gov website): First go to mynextmove.org and do assessment called “Tell Us What You Like To Do”? Afterwards it gives you your personality type and different employment opportunities, then go to ONET and type in what you are interested in and it gives you a list of different types of available job and tons of information and it’s FREE
  • Different counties have American Job Centers (AJC) and they can help guide with possible careers and your career search, FREE


Room 2 | Session 1

Title: Discover Your Passion

Facilitator: Ericka Sallee 

Notetaker: Deli

Talking Points/Ideas:

  • How do you find your passion?
  • Tap into the things people are coming to you for (things you’re good at, or people feel comfortable talking to you about, what the world needs and would pay for)
  • Reflect on all your experiences, assess what you have accomplished  
  • Set time for discovery  
  • Remember, there are increments to getting to where you want to be
  • Prioritize, and make time for what you want
  • What would you do for free?
  •  Monetizing Your Passion
  • Apply aspects of business (networking, research, etc)
  • Don’t feel bad charging people!
  • Strategize: Think about who your target audience is, how they would benefit, etc.
  • Invest in a good business or entrepreneurship coach to help grow your potential idea/business

Lingering Questions:

  • None

Resources:

  • Pivot by Jenny Blake
  • Designing Your life by 2 professors at Stanford
  • Contemplation in Action
  • The Alchemist

Room 2 | Session 2

Title: Networking

Facilitator: Ericka Sallee

Notetaker: Deli

Talking Points/Ideas:

  • How do I get out of my comfort zone
  • Find the overlap/commonalities (connect on a human level)
  • Look for people that are also alone in the room
  • Try to go to networking events that are within your interests/industry so you will feel more comfortable
  • Give yourself a time limit for attending events (i.e. stay for 30 mins, gradually increasing the time yo spend at an event)
  • At networking events, look for groups that are open and not closed; meaning if people are standing in close proximity to one another, there will be no room for you to stand in the circle but if they are spread apart, the circle is “open” for you to join in the conversation.  
  • Introduce yourself to the host, and ask them to introduce you to people
  • How to take it to the next level beyond the networking event
  • Arrange a follow up. Make sure you ask for details (i.e. send an email asking for date, time, location for another meetup)
  • Nurture relationships: congratulate them on accomplishments, say happy birthday, etc, share or like their posts
  • Connect them with people in your network
  • How to break into a group
  • Walk over to a group and ask “Hey can I join you guys?”
  • At networking events, look for groups that are open and not closed; meaning if people are standing in close proximity to one another, there will be no room for you to stand in the circle but if they are spread apart, the circle is “open” for you to join in the conversation.
  • Tips
  • Listen to the other person and try to connect. It’s important to feel heard
  • Pay attention to body language to see if the group/person is approachable
  • Assess your body language. Project confidence in who you are and what you know.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for favors even if you haven’t talked in a while

  • How to be authentic
  • Try to build a real relationship and then establish business relationship

Lingering Questions:

  • None

Resource

  • Chiefsilobuster.com

  • The moment you feel an instinct or a desire to act on a goal or a commitment, use this rule: When you feel yourself hesitate before doing something that you know you should do, count 5-4-3-2-1-GO and move towards action. There is a window that exists between the moment you have an instinct to change and your mind killing it. It’s a 5 second window. And it exists for everyone. If you do not take action on your instinct to change, you will stay stagnant. You will not change.”- Mel Robbins

  • SNAAP (Super Networking At An Accelerated Pace - Lisa Nichols)
  • Begin with the result in mind! Use this format: “As a result of (working with me, my product or service, my talk, etc.) I help (explain briefly what your service/product does). I’m looking for people who (fill in the pain point people are having). Who do you know?”
  • Example: “As a result of my coaching programs, I help identify the pain points that get in the way of reaching your goals. I’m looking for people who have invested time in other people and ready to reach their own personal goals. Who do you know?”

Room 3 | Session 1

Title: Imposter Syndrome

Facilitator: Trish

Talking Points/Ideas:

  • Imposter syndrome is easily masked through unnecessary compassion
  • Authenticity steers us in the right direction - be your authentic self!
  • Age differences can create issues among coworkers. Imposter Syndrome causes us to shrink inward.
  • Confidence is an important piece, but you can’t always be outwardly true to yourself in every situation and that’s ok.  Know this is not imposter syndrome.
  • You don’t always have to “Fake it until you make it.” Another term is “Fake it until you become it” in more authentic terms.  Change the way you think about yourself.  This is also called growth.
  • Separating insecurities between work and home is hard.  As women we are still deciphering who we are in this balance.
  • Don’t chase the money. The money will come. Chase your passion.  It’s ok to take a step back to go forward.
  • We are not good at what we hate.
  • Women need supportive women.  We need to protect, build each other up, help each other heal. We often operate out of fear since we are all still trying to “get to the table.” Be selective in your tribe.
  • No holds barred attitude, not caring what people think, gives you power.  If it doesn’t fit, it doesn’t fit.
  • To get to the space where you are strong enough to make a change, you must have a plan.  
  • You must have a support group!
  • Speak your truth - don’t accepting toxicity.
  • Women are harsh with labeling each other.  It’s not fair to make assumptions.  Move from assumption making to question asking.  
  • Women don’t share enough.  Social media presents a rosy picture that simply isn’t true.  Having real dialogue with other women about what it means to struggle.
  • We are hungry to be real with each other.  Surround yourself with an tribe that is authentic.

Lingering Questions:

  • How do you work with others who you know are not being their authentic selves?
  • How do you remove yourself from these toxic situations? How do you get to that space where you are strong enough to make a change?

Resources:

  • Bible
  • Girl, Wash Your Face
  • You’re a BadAss
  • Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill
  • Successful Women Think Differently  by Valerie Burton


Room 3 | Session 2

Title: Effective Communication

Facilitator: Trish

Talking Points/Ideas:

  • How do I find the middle ground for being direct and being an effective communicator?
  • It’s ok to be direct but let people finish.  
  • It’s not the message it’s the delivery, but this phrase can easily be reversed.
  • Be careful with one word responses.
  • Culture plays a part.  A black woman and a white woman can say the same thing but its interpreted differently.
  • It’s important to understand people communicate differently.  Getting to know people definitely helps.  Take the time to talk to people and get to know them.  Kindness helps.  Meet the person where they are if you can.
  • Many times, emails do not convey correct emotion.  Be aware of your words and add those extra words to convey your feelings.
  • In today’s society, with quick communication, it’s important to get to the point while being polite.  Emojis help.
  • As a manager or a leader, your goal to get what you need from each employee, you have to get to know them.  How you respond to your employees and how you make them feel makes a huge difference.
  • Assumptions can be damaging.  You can tie malice to innocent actions.  
  • Simple manners in emails is important.  Go back and re-read and add in niceties before hitting send”
  • Always start and end positive.
  • Tough but tender
  • Ask “What did you hear me say?”
  • Think before you speak to make yourself more concise.  
  • Formulate your thoughts in bullet points instead of narratives.  
  • TIES approach. Topic. Introduction.  Examples.  Summarize.
  • When people are busy, they aren’t always trying to be rude.  Some people appreciate brevity and thought organization.  Get your ducks in a row.  
  • Start off with a question.
  • Don’t make assumptions when an email is not answered right away.  
  • Organize email correctly so things are not overlooked.  Prioritize emails to stay organized.
  • Disclaimer on email: If you don’t hear from me in a day, please follow up.

Lingering Questions:

  • How do you handle being called “too aggressive?”
  • How do you control body language?
  • How do you stay authentic to yourself during stressful situations where body language can be misunderstood?  One answer is: It’s fine to cry.  We can talk through tears.  Instead of being defensive.
  • How do I speak more concisely?

Resources:

  • Three V’s. 1.  Visual - how you look 3. Verbal- how you sound 3.  Vocal - how you say it.
  • Men are From Mars Women are From Venus
  • GEMS Personality Test
  • TIES approach. Topic. Introduction.  Examples.  Summarize.
  • Successfully-Speaking.com
  • BLUF bottom line up front

Room 4 | Session 1

Title: Work-Life Balance

Facilitator: Amena

Talking Points/Ideas:

  • Making time for yourself
  • Anxiety - use to be independent
  • Significant life changed
  • Miss working -Due to illness
  • Gender roles - male vs. females
  • Your life doesn't end just because you stop working
  • Bring more of our identifies into our work
  • Time block scheduling
  • Stop taking lunch at desk/in the office
  • White board on door (schedule)
  • Create the life you want to live
  • Values have to align
  • You can't get your time back
  • Reclaim your time
  • Maintaining your own sanity
  • If you make friends at work do not talk about work after work
  • Make sure you are in the right job with the right values
  • Make yourself a priority
  • We put a lot of unnecessary ownership on us
  • Be true to yourself
  • Self reflection
  • Be realistic
  • Say No - it is a complete sentence
  • It is different for males
  • People will give you all of their stuff
  • Set realistic expectations
  • Systems issue - being expected to do something that you really do not want to do

 

        

 

Lingering Questions:

  • How can you integrate work into your life?
  • How can I reclaim my personal time and still be a great leader?
  • How to balance work and
  • How to get professional mentors?

Resources:

WEEN - Mentoring Program

Room 4 | Session 2

Title: Administration and Leadership

Facilitator: Amena

Talking Points/Ideas:

  • Leading by example (top down/bottom-up)
  • Model what your expectation is
  • Communication
  • Foster relationships
  • 360 -
  • Expectations are clear
  • Expectations are aligned with each other
  • Tell the why
  • Not everyone in leadership role know how to lead
  • Toxic feminism
  • Internalized depression
  • Coaching
  • Set boundaries
  • Motivating
  • Leaders are not born
  • Separate leadership and administration
  • Some women lead the way they see men lead
  • The need for comradery
  • People see each other as tools
  • Unconference
  • Leader put yourself aside not above
  • Leaders good at managing projects not people
  • Empowerment, time, tool, freedom
  • Recognition
  • Feed the leader at the table
  • Shifting the relationships at the table of the leaders
  • Feedback
  • Skill of the leader
  • Feedback should not be scheduled but appropriate time and place
  • Gratitude and appreciation
  • Gender appropriate
  • Acknowledgement
  • Specific with accolades
  • Team member engagement survey can go both ways w/employees
  • Knowing your staff
  • Recognizing the humanity of the person
  • Making alliances
  • Turning up someone's humanity
  • Understand what’s important to them as a man
  • Listening to people
  • Like people like people
  • Making assumptions
  • Having male mentors (be open to having one)
  • Other people might see you as greater as though
  • Bridge the gap (leader vs. being a regular person)
  • Empathy
  • Engagement activities
  • Support (personal)
  • Leaders - get to know your staff but have boundaries
  • Team care
  • Culture
  • Vulnerable
  • Have difficult conversations (at the end of the day (not Friday))
  • Vision all possible outcomes of conversations
  • Three E’s (engage, explanation, expect clarity)
  • Know when to step down as a leader
  • Know when your purpose has been filled
  • “If you are concerned about someone taking advantage of you or overstepping a boundary, undermining your authority, that person already has power over you”

Self-Care Tips

  • Teachable
  • Be a Follower (a mission)
  • Accepting that we are not perfect
  • Compassionate
  • Hold people accountable
  • Consistency
  • Lead something you don’t have to lead

Lingering Questions:

  •  Would I accept this behavior from a man?

Resources:

  • Toxic Feminism (author?)
  • The Womens Hour (Author - Weiss)
  • Non-violent Communication
  • Person Focus Communication
  • Blue Ocean - Renee Mauborgne
  • The Circle Way - Ann Linnea & Christina Baldwin
  • Humble - Ed Schein


Room 5 | Session 1 

Title: Inclusive Workplace Culture

Facilitator: Michelle M

Talking Points/Ideas:

  • What are the ideas surrounding diversity and inclusion
  • Involves race, culture, sex, age, class, religion, education, ethnicity
  • All are welcome, all are different, how you seek out that diversity, cultural differences, and acknowledging, accepting, and including the differences
  • Bringing the patient’s voice to the table and letting them know that their opinions are as valuable if not more so than the doctors at the table as well
  • Bridging the gap from millennials to the more experienced population.
  • More experienced population feels as though there is not enough respect from the millennials.
  • Millennials feels as though the experienced ones do not give enough credit to the younger ones.
  • Has to be respect on both sides.
  • A higher rate of change may create a bit of the gap between the two groups.
  • People go through generational shifts as they get older-be aware of what’s going on in the society around both groups.
  • Hard to keep up with diversity and inclusion with the lack of communication that modern technology places on society.
  • Do you keep in mind that you have to express your feelings and sharing what you are uncomfortable with so that others know what your issues may be.
  • Bidirectional learning is a two way learning system, patient can learn from the doctor and the doctor can learn from the patient-not always easy.
  • Diversity as defined by race or culture in the workplace, how do you deal with this in the workplace? Having an open line of communication will allow you to listen, and not just hear the other party, regardless of the differences.
  • Being willing to have the tough conversations surrounding race and the differences in cultures.
  • Be aware of how others are WILLING to communicate with you, everyone does not communicate the same way.  You have to listen to what the others are saying.
  • Do we have different ways that we handle different races or cultures and are we handling conflict resolution in the correct manner?
  • Non-verbal and verbal communication is a huge factor in effectively getting your message across.
  • Educating yourself on different backgrounds is helpful when knowing how diversity and inclusion affect the workplace.
  • Stereotyping has a negative connotation when attempting to be accepting of others but there may be some truths to some stereotyping but in a positive manner.

Lingering Questions:

  • How do you incorporate diversity in your ability?
  • How do you effectively bridge the gap between the millennials and the more experienced population?
  • Do some demographics act as a gatekeeper?

Resources:

  • PATIENTS Program website: www.patients.umaryland.edu

Room 5 | Session 2 

Title: Mindful Self Care

Facilitator: Michelle M.

Talking Points/Ideas:

  • Self care does not take a front seat very often and is not on the front burner as it should be.
  • Neglecting your own self care by taking care of other people before we take care of others.
  • We push ourselves to the very edge and we’ll be on “E”-why do we do this over and over again, and this is not ok.
  • Why is this dangerous? If you aren’t taking care of yourself then how can you possibly take care of others?
  • We are trying to accomplish everything and do it to perfection, and there is a lot of pressure to be everything and all things to everyone.
  • How many parents are “perfect moms” on social media but not always like this in real life?
  • Sometimes if we are taking care of ourselves first then we may come off as not caring and selfish.
  • When you take just a few moments to yourself you think of all the other things that you can be doing?
  • Self care makes you a “better you”.
  • Sometimes you have to put “me time” on your schedule.
  • It’s ok to say no, and you don’t have to explain why you’re taking your time for yourself.
  • Realize the benefits of being the best version of you so that you can be the best version of yourself to others.
  • Struggling with self care is common, however, necessary to do.
  • Our children see us more often than we think they do, so it is important for us to set an example that self care is important.
  • If we as women spent more time on our inner selves as we do on the outside, then we would be better at self care.
  • Nice to treat or pamper yourself, but if your insides are crumbling, then no amount of getting your nails or hair done will fix your inner problems.
  • We have to realize that we do deserve to make the time for ourselves.
  • As women we wear so many different hats that we don’t take time to compartmentalize the issues that we have.
  • Taking care of your mental and emotional health is just as important as taking care of your physical health.
  • Therapy is important because it gives you someone to talk to that is unbiased and can give you genuine feedback.
  • Meditation can help because it gives you time to nurture your spirit.
  • Take care of your inner self, your soul, your emotions and it will translate to beauty and care on the outside.
  • Journaling can help you to discover what is going on inside as well.
  • Make sure that when you make “To Do” list, that you are putting yourself at the top of the list.
  • Everything is not a “fire”, there are things that can be put behind your own self care.
  • We are everything to everyone, the fire fighter, the police officer, the Uber driver, the chef, the maid, we need to be a priority to ourselves before it takes an adverse affect on our health.
  • What is the internal language that we are having with ourselves that is preventing us from allowing us to feel that we deserve to be mindful of our own self care.
  • From Day 1 we get dolls to play with and it’s engraved in our minds that we are supposed to take care of others all of the time, we learn this from a very young age.
  • It’s ok to involve others and ask for help because we feel like we should never need any help from anyone else and that we can handle it all on our own.
  • Stop being a martyr in your own life.  Make this your own reality, you may need to enlist the help of others.
  • Creating structure in your life will assist with your self help.
  • Find a way to make this “me time” a priority in your life-and make it a habit.
  • Stop trying to be everyone’s savior and “higher power”.
  • On a plane they tell you, “If the cabin loses pressure put your oxygen mask on first, and then help others around you.”-apply this to your everyday life because you can not help others if you do not help yourself.
  • Don’t just set goals for others and hold them accountable, but do the same for yourself.
  • It’s ok not to be ok-these are just our emotions.
  • We are not defined by the number of people that we take care of, or the amount of tasks that we have on our plate.  We often feel like the more things we do shows others that we are superheroes.
  • What can we do today, right in this moment to change how we take care of ourselves.
  • Don’t leave what we learned here today, here, take it you.

Lingering Questions:

  • How do we fix the problem of running ourselves to the edge of an empty tank?
  • Why do we feel the need to justify that we are enough?
  • How do learn how to say no so that we can (deservedly) put ourselves first?
  • Where do we get this idea that we must be martyrs for everyone else?

Resources:

 

Room 6 | Session 1

Title: Social Media Influence

Facilitator: Heather

Talking Points/Ideas:

  • Facebook now for “older generation”.  Instagram for those that like fast response/attention/following.  Twitter is a quick messenger.
  • Use social media to build relationships vs. post many pics
  • 80% of posted messages should be of value to audience, 20% promotes product 
  • Make people feel good about the person behind the product
  • Don’t let your age pull you back or get you overwhelmed.  Have social media plan.
  • You can link instagram to Facebook profile.
  • Live videos are real; popular with millennials.  
  • Look at feedback you are getting to see what engagement you get from each post to determine which social media platform to use.
  • Take one post or photo; put on all platforms to determine where following is.  Use platform where you find most engagement.
  • Try posting at different times to determine best time audience is engaged.
  • Social Media may be intimidating initially, but you get used to it as you use it.
  • Adopt your message to each platform; know your audience, know your platform.
  • Boost a post by paying money for sponsors to get larger audience.  Even $5.00 boost can make a difference in followers.
  • Layer your posts using privacy settings; “friends only”, “close friends”, etc. to get better engagement and gain more followers
  • You do not have to accept all friend requests; keep “creepy” friends as followers
  • Post content that engages people and provides value
  • Use Facebook business page to post business information as Facebook will shut down/delete everything on your personal page if used for business
  • Don’t forget to use hashtags, especially on Instagram.  Instagram has 30 hashtag limit.

Lingering Questions:

  • Where is the priority?

Resources:

  • City Peek - (Tourism Marketing).  “Live like a local.”  Been around since 2002.
  • Hootsuite app (owl logo) is a free app that sends messages out to social media platforms.
  • Flume app allows you to update Instagram
  • Canea.com
  • Later.com
  • Pew Research Center
  • Eventbrite can be used to promote functions/events/seminars
  • Hashtag (free app)

Room 6 | Session 2

Title: Work/Life Balance

Facilitator:Heather

Talking Points/Ideas:

  • Religion has been replaced with work, especially in U.S.
  • Anything we look for outside of ourselves, we are not going to find.  Everything is within us
  • Work can become life’s mission; live out your passion through your work--your life can be your work
  • Work should have purpose
  • Find space for you to breathe
  • Person put everything into work, had heart attack and had to retire.  Was replaced in days.  You are replaceable at work, not in household.
  • In order to give employer your best, you have to go home sometimes to be a better worker
  • Women tend not to mention ourselves first; let us put ourselves first; not a crime
  • PTO meetings, bake sales, field trips etc.--you can not get those back to spend time with your children/family/friends
  • Do something that you love, you won’t mind the time you spend at work
  • Let partner be filter for “real emergencies”
  • Laundry may not be done as well as if you did it; but laundry will be done if done by someone else
  • Sometimes you have to put people on the shelf, if that is what you need at the time
  • We generally say yes to everyone, but ourselves
  • Negotiate your salary from your very first job on
  • You don’t have to have children to get time off work; you need time for the gym or shopping or yourself even without kids
  • Do you expect your husband to serve you dinner in lace underwear/chaps?  We have such different expectations for one another
  • Talk about what you need; not just what the men need
  • Put yourself first; especially your health
  • Ask your family for help in letting you have space for yourself
  • Don’t wait for someone to drive you; drive yourself
  • Find your joy
  • Don’t feel guilty for the time you take for yourself
  • Invest in yourself to find your passion
  • Practice confidence, don’t put limitations on yourself

Resources:

Room 7 | Session 1

Title: Women’s Health

Facilitator: Bettina

Talking Points/Ideas:

  • Birthday can be eye-openers when it comes to health (Age)
  • Death/ Life transition can make care about your health
  • Communicating with colleagues, can help and you can learn from them
  • Diseases in the family line can push you to focus on your own health
  • Change doctor if you feel a disconnect with yours or ask for specific test
  • Pay attention to what your body is telling you
  • Walking 10 minutes everyday can be helpful
  • Energy health and mental health are directly related
  • Take sick days for mental health
  • Giving to everybody and putting yourself last
  • Finding a home that you can call your happy place/Remote caregiving (Networking, physical house,looking at the sun, weather, environment)
  • Finding people that will hold you accountable
  • Quote-If you keep doing the same thing and expect a different result, that’s the definition of insanity.  
  • Quote-You can’t fill with an empty cup
  • Refocusing, reevaluating your thoughts
  • Once you balance your mental health, your physical health will follow along
  • Self care (Nails, hair, massages)
  • Observe energy, drink more water, losing weight

Lingering Questions:

  • Do health concerns stem from guilt?
  • If you had 1 hr to anything, what would you do?
  • Is anyone a caregiver?  
  • Did anyone had to change their caregiver?
  • What is the stumble for you when it comes to health?
  • Do we set our expectation so high that we don’t accomplish them?
  • Does anyone take a extra walk break while at work?
  • Any New Year goals?
  • When was the last time you truly felt alive?
  • How can you recreate that feeling?
  • In a year, what would you like to see for yourself health wise?

Resources:

  • Water classes
  • Small fit training section
  • Body groove (Dance videos online)
  • Yoga,dancing,hiking
  • Listen to podcast that are interesting to you
  • Enoch pratt free classes (Cooking, classes for kids)
  • Local hospital (programs)  
  • Sport games
  • Therapy
  • Music/Concerts
  • Nature
  • Vendor owns her own spa (Name: Tea)  

Room 7 | Session

Title: Fundraising and Finance Management

Facilitator: Bettina                         

Talking Points/Ideas:

  • Baby steps then expand
  • Leave with leverage (Make sure you have reserve/saving)  
  • Ask yourself what do you need to grow?
  • Faith in my ability to succeed can lead to debut
  • Be smart and look at the big picture
  • Start with cash, piece build your company
  • Tiny company- filter the work to lower businesses
  • Once you mention what you want to do, it can potentially have people that align with you
  • Volunteer
  • Patience  
  • Don’t ask people for money, sell them the idea and they will buy it
  • When you’re selling, make it personal and describe your story
  • Elevator pitch
  • It’s okay to be afraid/ Have faith/ take the risk / Listen to the your spirit
  • Failure talk is all in the mind, let those thoughts go
  • Consider speaking to your supervisor to schedule your schedule to make it better
  • Learning experience- Get help (2nd in command) /Train interns)
  • Get information online/ Google
  • Find people that you connect with
  • Master mind- People that strives in the area you want to strive at  
  • Get out your neighborhood and travel
  • Give out samples, free giveaways

   

Lingering Questions:

  • Is money getting in the way of your business?
  • Can your building networks be your funding sources?
  • Asking about money?
  • Who do you go to?
  • Scare to grow up too quickly?
  • How to manage your full time and own business jobs?
  • Ask your question is your full time filling more than you business is?
  • How do you build your business with personal credit?

Resources:

  • DLLR website how to become minority own companies
  • Small business- have free classes that can help you with the certificate
  • Look into minority business enterprise certification
  • LLP-Limited liability partnership
  • Social preneurship
  • LLC taxes base on company
  • Call IRS for more information
  • Churches
  • Eventbrite
  • Facebook/Instagram
  • Farmer Markets

March 7, 2019